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Diminished capacity / produced by Greg Gordon.

Published June 27, 1979

Greg Gordon produced this program about the impact of the Dan White verdict. This excerpt of the program discusses the defense's strategy of diminished capacity. According to his lawyer, White, who was overly distressed about losing his position on the Board of Supervisors, acted without malice, deliberation or premeditation, the necessary conditions for a first-degree murder conviction in California. White was instead convicted on two counts of voluntary manslaughter, for which he served five years in prison.

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